Green Beret Tim Kennedy has live-streamed himself being waterboarded in order to demonstrate his belief that the procedure is not “torture.”
Kennedy, who is also a UFC fighter, made the video to protest those who oppose Gina Haspel, Trump’s nominee for director of the CIA.
Haspel has been criticized for her work at a CIA black site in Thailand where “enhanced interrogation techniques” such as waterboarding were used in the aftermath of 9/11.
At the beginning of Kennedy’s video he states, “I just want everybody to understand what waterboarding is. Waterboarding is an opportunity for us to get information, useful information, out of somebody we’re questioning. There is no permanent damage, and it’s just the fear of water that scares people.”
The entire video lasts about 42 minutes, watch below: